SNPedia has been launched to help realize the potential of the Human Genome Project to connect to our daily lives and well-being.
Our genes are important, and the variations in them help define our uniqueness. Yet at the same time they help forge links between us, as many of us carrying certain variations find ourselves facing similar medical issues. SNPs are those variations. SNP stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and means variation in the same place (polymorphism) within the DNA sequence.
SNPedia is based on a wiki model, in order to foster communication about genetic variation and to allow interested community members to help it evolve to become ever more relevant. We anticipate that as the cost of genotyping (and especially of fully determining your own genomic sequence) continues to drop, we'll all want to know more - a lot more - about the meaning of these DNA variations. And SNPedia will be here to help.
SNPedia does not sell any products like supplements or vitamins, and we do not sell or even share any user's data to any third-party.
Enjoy the site, help it evolve if you can, and feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that SNPedia has nothing to do with the Scottish National Party, even though SNPedia is a top search engine result for "Redheads in the SNP". :-)